The content probably won’t appear until 2019, with the majority of the production happening in 2018. The list will be updated continuously, so be sure to bookmark this page.
Starting Thursday, August 16 both new and existing customers on a Verizon Unlimited plan can take advantage of this offer.
You’ll find Friends Mix in the For You tab in the Music app. Some people are seeing it in the iOS 12 public beta.
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at TechCrunch’s list of reasons why Apple is a greedy company and share their thoughts on whether or not they got it right.
Andrew Orr came up with an idea to improve the HomePod experience. It involves using NFC to enable multi-user support.
Apple Music has a new short out called Asahd vs.Khaled: The Negotiation. It’s to promote a new release from DJ Khaled (the parent in the short) called No Brainer, which is now streaming on Apple Music. The song is the newest single from DJ Khaled’s March album, Father of Asahd. Asahd would be the child in the short. DJ Khaled is a record producer, performer, and record label exec. He’s also a modern age internet phenomenon whose popularity was greatly enhanced through social media.
Spotify has 83 million paying subscribers around the world, which is a lot more than Apple Music’s 40 million, yet still isn’t showing a profit.
Apple Music has an Ed Sheeran documentary coming on August 28th. Mr. Sheeran is one of the biggest stars in music today, and this documentary focuses on the creation and recording of his newest album, ÷ (Apple Music link for ÷ Deluxe). I love behind-the-scenes documentaries for album creation, and this one looks to be good, including concert footage.
As deals on iTunes cards have become rarer, this is one of the best offers out there. [Update: Link to the deal added!]
Last Thursday, Digital Music News reported that Apple Music beats Spotify in terms of subscribers. And there might be a reason why.
Apple Music has more paying subscribers in the United States than Spotify, according to data from a major music distributor.
Apple’s new TV entertainment subscription service will either delight or infuriate its customers. Let’s go for delight.
Facebook has a scary new patent application that Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet say “is so Zuck.” They also talk about how Apple might position and price its streaming original content, and there are a lot of possibilities. Plus, Apple’s long-running patent fight with Samsung is over. What does that really mean?
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss the possibility of an Apple Music and television show streaming bundle, plus they talk about Captain Kirk’s whiskey.
Apple is reportedly looking at an all-in-one subscription package for Apple Music, its upcoming TV show lineup, and magazines.
There’s an app called SongShift that lets you transfer Apple Music playlists to other services. Supported services include Apple Music, Deezer, Discogs, HypeMachine, LastFM, Napster, Pandora, Spotify, Tidal, and YouTube. You can “shift” complete playlists from one streaming service to another, and automatically keep all of your playlists synced with each other. I’ve heard some Apple customers say that when they unsubscribe from Apple Music, then re-subscribe later on, none of their playlists and content is saved. I’ve never unsubscribed yet so I haven’t run into this issue, but it sounds like SongShift can help in these cases. App Store: SongShift – Free
Ever since Apple Music first came out, people have been clamoring for an Apple Music web player. Recently, Apple has opened an Apple Music API for developers. Although Apple hasn’t created an official Apple Music web player, Redditor u/zseguin has come to the rescue. It’s still in early development, but the code is available on GitHub. All you have to do to get started is sign in with your Apple ID, and allow the app to connect to your account. Everything is available. Not only can you find your own music, but even Apple Music recommendations in the For You section. However, note that the player is built on an API that is currently in beta. The application may stop working at any time.
We did some research and figured out how many songs are in each of the big music streaming service libraries such as Apple Music, Spotify, annd Amazon Prime Music.
Soundsgood is a platform that lets you create a universal music playlist. You can sync your playlists across Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, Deezer, and more. You can also create an online music player and share it with people. You’ll get a Stats Dashboard so you can see how many people play songs and follow your playlists. I haven’t tried it out yet but I plan to try the service soon. The company markets it as a social player to “get more followers” but I think the cross-platform universality is far more interesting. There also appears to be an iOS app as well.
The next time you invite your friends over to chill, here’s how you can let them control HomePod music, so everyone can listen to their favorites.